Lauren Bissell — Producer and the Founder of Immutable Music, a multi-branch agency focused on the advancement of blockchain technology, building IoT protocol, AI and AR/VR in the music and entertainment industry. Through her firm, she uses music as a catalyst to build community, connecting artists, music industry professionals, tech industry insiders, and investors to promote high-level shifts in distribution systems. Through her work with UNESCO and the GNH Council of the Kingdom of Bhutan, she has been a strong proponent for music, cultural connection, and international tourism as a means to preserve and celebrate cultural identity. Ms. Bissell has also worked with stakeholders such as Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, Sheryl Crow, NAS, Matthew McConaughey, NASDAQ, Comedy Central, South by Southwest, Sony and many more.



As the Global Head of Community Inclusion, she leads Google’s women and Black community engagement and  is Co-founder and CEO of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN). An award-winning executive, activist and author, Valeisha formerly served as the National Youth Vote Director for President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, in the Obama Administration as the Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the International Trade Administration, as the Executive Director of Rush Communications and as the National Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Alzheimer’s Association. Valeisha’s career started at HBO Sports and has spanned for two decades with proven community impact at the intersections of technology, politics and entertainment. Valeisha has been recognized by Forbes Magazine, Elle Magazine’s Top 10 Women to Watch, Essence Magazine’s Top 40 under 40, Ebony Magazine’s Power 100, TheRoot100 (2x), Glamour Magazine and others.



Caretha Coleman – Director, Adviser, Executive Coach, Community Advocate, Volunteer.  Getting her start at Hewlett Packard, Caretha has spent 40 years in the technology industry working with start-ups and early stage ventures in the areas of organizational strategy development; and executive coaching and effectiveness. Among her accomplishments is Software Publishing Corporation, where her leadership was instrumental in pioneering one of the first successful desktop computer software businesses. Ms. Coleman serves on several boards including Dignity Health Community Care, The Angels Forum, The Leverage Network (TLN), Bay Area Black Corporate Directors, Facing History and Ourselves, Board Emeriti of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Ravenswood Health Clinic; and the Black Economic Alliance.  An avocate for women and minorities in business, Caretha demonstrates her commitment to mentoring young professionals and entrepreneurs across the country.